Each day of the Oxfordshire Festival, the EMF operates a bus service between Didcot Parkway railway station and Dorchester-on-Thames; and a shuttle bus service from Dorchester to those concerts that take place at Radley College or at All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay.


We are not charging for the EMF Bus Service this year but are requesting donations of £10.00 for a Didcot – Dorchester or Dorchester – Didcot route, and £5.00 for a run from Dorchester to Radley or Sutton Courtenay and for a run back to Dorchester from either of these two venues. Such a donation would help to offset the high costs of fuel and the hire of the vehicle. We would be extremely grateful if you could make donations either by sending a cheque or by BACS transfer in advance of the Festival: details are on the Timetable and Seat Reservation Form, which may be downloaded as a PDF by following this link. Otherwise, the driver can accept a cheque or cash donation on the day.


Please note that seats do need to be reserved by means of the downloadable form as spaces are very limited indeed and seats cannot be guaranteed with prior reservation. The Seat Reservation Form, which also includes a timetable, can be downloaded by following this link, can be filled in digitally and emailed to em.marshall-luck@englishmusicfestival.org.uk; printed and filled in by hand and a scanned copy emailed to the same address; or printed, filled in by hand, and sent by post to Em Marshall-Luck, The English Music Festival, PO Box 123, Clunton, Craven Arms, SY7 7BP.


We look forward to welcoming you to the Festival at Dorchester-on-Thames in May.



We are delighted to announce the programme for the 2022 May EMF. This year, the Festival is scheduled to return to Oxfordshire, with events held in the glorious surroundings of Dorchester Abbey as well as at the Silk Hall at Radley College and the historic All Saints’ Church at Sutton Courtenay. The full programme, with details of venues, works and artists, is available on this page. Public booking is now open, with tickets available through our online Box Office and by post.

Booking for the 2022 May Festival is now open to all. We are delighted to offer a discount of 10% on all ticket prices for residents local to Dorchester-on-Thames and these special prices can be accessed by completing the postcode check on the landing page of our online Box Office. Please click here to book your tickets online; we also offer booking by post.

A very warm “thank you” to all who helped with the Christmas Concerts in Corbridge: to the community at St Andrew’s Church for welcoming us to their beautiful building and for making such a wonderful setting available to us; to the artists, for their superbly uplifting performances; to the volunteers who worked so tirelessly to help ensure the smooth running of the event; and, as always, to our audiences, for their heart-warming support and appreciation.

If you would like more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link to our ‘Friends’ Scheme’ page for a description of the tiers and their benefits, together with information about how to join.